The new features coming in Windows 11 24H2, expected this fall

April 7, 2024 at 05:37PM Windows 11 24H2 introduces Copilot improvements allowing control of settings directly through the AI window, and integration of Power Automate for file management. Voice Clarity feature extends to all PCs, and Sudo for Windows enables elevated command execution. Additionally, Microsoft Teams app undergoes a major revamp to support cross-platform usage, … Read more

Need to Know: Key Takeaways from the Latest Phishing Attacks

February 28, 2024 at 10:08AM The article discusses the rising threat of phishing attacks, including recent high-profile incidents and actionable tips to mitigate risks. It emphasizes the importance of employee training, advanced email filtering, and multi-factor authentication to bolster defense. Additionally, it advocates for security automation to streamline incident response and proactively address potential threats. … Read more

5 Steps to Improve Your Security Posture in Microsoft Teams

February 13, 2024 at 10:11AM Summary: Despite being underestimated, SaaS chat apps like Microsoft Teams and Slack are susceptible to sophisticated cyber threats, including phishing campaigns and malware attacks. These attacks exploit vulnerabilities in Teams’ external access settings, posing a growing risk to users. To mitigate these risks, organizations are advised to implement specific remediation … Read more

Microsoft Teams phishing pushes DarkGate malware via group chats

January 30, 2024 at 12:47PM A recent phishing attack leverages Microsoft Teams group chat requests to distribute DarkGate malware via deceptive file attachments. Attackers exploit the default external messaging access and employ tactics such as double file extensions to trick victims. Organizations are advised to consider disabling External Access and to educate users on recognizing … Read more

Microsoft Teams hit by second outage in three days

January 29, 2024 at 10:19AM Microsoft is investigating a second outage impacting Microsoft Teams users in North and South America, causing connectivity issues and message delays in desktop and mobile clients. Affected users in these regions can find more information in the incident report TM710900. Microsoft has not updated the service health page for Teams’ … Read more

Microsoft tests instant access to Android photos in Windows 11

January 18, 2024 at 02:47PM Microsoft is introducing a feature for Windows 11, allowing users to quickly access and edit photos and screenshots from their Android smartphones in the Snipping Tool app. This will be achieved by granting PC permission to connect with the Android device, and a Cross Device Experience Host update will be … Read more

DarkGate Malware Spreading via Messaging Services Posing as PDF Files

October 13, 2023 at 07:06AM DarkGate, a piece of malware, is being spread through instant messaging platforms like Skype and Microsoft Teams. The malware is delivered disguised as a PDF document and triggers the download and execution of an AutoIt script that launches the malware. The malware can harvest sensitive data, conduct cryptocurrency mining, and … Read more